Attachments [Book Review]

Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 336
Year: 2014
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Source: Library
Rating: 5/5


When Lincoln gets a job at a newspaper in IT security, he doesn’t realize his job would mostly consist of reading his coworkers’ emails. He also doesn’t realize that when he starts reading the dialogue of two frequent offenders of the no personal email policy, he would start to fall for one of them. Told through Lincoln, and the emails of Jennifer and Beth, Attachments is the story of three young people discovering what they want in life, friendship, and love.

My Thoughts:

If Rainbow Rowell wrote all the books, I would read a whole lot more often. Man, can she tell a story.  And her characters are all perfection. I love them all, even the fratboy-esque Justin. And setting this book in 1999 added just the right amout of quaintness (remember the Y2K frenzy?).

Although this took me a little while to finish, I really did devour this book at every opportunity. If this were the old days, it’s one I would have read in a weekend. This is her first novel, and I think it might be my favorite Rainbow Rowell book so far, but it’s so hard to decide because they’re all so wonderful.

So, that’s my review – a whole bunch of booklove and gushing. I may have forgotton how to write real reviews.

Have you read this one yet? Have you read any of her other books? Anyone want to send me an advanced copy of Landline?

8 thoughts on “Attachments [Book Review]

  1. Vishy May 6, 2014 / 10:42 am

    Nice to see you reviewing again, Michelle 🙂 Nice review! I haven’t read this, but the story looks quite contemporary and interesting. Glad to know that you liked it. I have read only one Rainbow Rowell book till now – ‘Eleanor and Park’. I will look for ‘Attachments’. Hope you enjoy reading ‘Landline’ too. Happy reading!


    • Michelle May 6, 2014 / 9:40 pm

      I loved E&P but it might be my least favorite of the three. You’ve got some good ones to look forward to!


  2. Ti May 6, 2014 / 10:53 am

    I have this one from the library but haven’t started it yet. I am giving myself a tiny break since I just finished Fangirl and wasn’t all that in love with it.

    But yes! Landline! I was supposed to get a copy but I haven’t had mail in three days. I think there is something wrong with the Post Office. Seriously. No mail for three days??


    • Michelle May 6, 2014 / 9:40 pm

      I loved Fangirl. But I loved this more. I hope you get Landline soon!


  3. Kailana May 8, 2014 / 10:24 am

    I have this on my TBR. I really should read it before her new book is released later this year!


  4. Lindsey May 8, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    I read this one recently too! It’s nice to read a book once in a while that leaves you smiling.


  5. Heather May 10, 2014 / 10:07 am

    This was my first RR experience and I liked it a lot too. I think E&P is my favorite of her novels but they are all great. I can’t decide. If you get a copy of Landline, you can send it my way after you’re done! 😉


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